It's been 9 months since the last time I posted anything here on the family blog. The last I left ya hangin' we had just closed on our house. It's been a busy 9 months and I haven't taken the time to keep this updated for everyone, but I'm going to try to do a little better.
Here's a quick recap of what's been going since then.
We were able to get moved into the new house just before Christmas. It was so nice to spend the holiday in our very own home!
Picture time at JC Penney.
Robert's parents brought the 4-wheelers up to us. The kids have a blast on them and ride them a couple of times a week at least.
We spent some time visiting both great grandmas in Hobe Sound.
For Valentine's Day we made these lollipops and delivered them around the neighborhood trying to get to know our neighbors a little better.
We were able to celebrate my mom's birthday together here at our house in February. Poor Burl, Robert shaved his head. I was sure glad when it grew back!
Halie lost her front teeth.
Mid-March we planted our garden.
Visiting Legoland for the first time with Robert's parents.
A fun day!
A few weeks later and our corn was starting to sprout.
In April Bob and Gina came up for a weekend visit for the guys' birthdays. I made them this cake combining their two professions. : )
There have only been a couple of years that they haven't been able to celebrate their day together.
We spent a lot of time working on our garden through April and May and the kids found ways to entertain themselves and keep cool.
LOL!! Crazy kid loved plopping down in a bucket of water.
He loved helping me water. Isn't he just the cutest?
At the end of May we were able to get back to Hobe Sound and spent some time visiting the other great grandma who had just recently moved back.
The kids got to be in the Watermelon Festival Parade in town.
Robert's company was putting a line of tractors in the parade and Robert was driving one of them so the kids had a blast riding along with him.
Halie baked a cake (mostly by herself) for Robert for Father's Day, she frosted it herself, and Burl added all the sprinkles. A work of heart.
Our summer has seen us spending a lot of time swimming at the springs which is only 10 minutes from our house.
Such a beautiful place and so much fun.
You can see right to the bottom.
Dee Dee and her family were able to come up and spend July 4th with us and we really enjoyed our time together.
First time with sparklers.
That gets us all caught up on family happenings. Of course, through all of that we've been doing lots of painting and updating to the house and if you're interested in all of that you can visit my other blog that's dedicated to the whole decorating/project part of our life - The Cozy Old Farmhouse.
The next big thing on the agenda will be Halie's 7th birthday next week, and not long after Lil' Man will be turning 4!